New Jersey Real Estate Law Questions & Answers

Q: I am on the deed but not on the loan that was foreclosed can I still be approved for a mortgage?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017

You will just have to apply for a mortgage loan and find out.
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Q: i have a personal judgement, if i sell a house i own under an llc, will title require it to be paid?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017

From your statement it appears that your house is not yet in an LLC, so to convey clear title, it would have to be paid.
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Q: I am selling my home. I signed a contract with a potential buyer.Can I annul the contract?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

Maybe I suggest you contact a real estate lawyer immediately
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Q: I purchased a home with my boyfriend. We are joint owners. What are my rights to assets? Am I entitled to 50% at sale?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 31, 2017

It is something that could be negotiated at the time of sale.
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Q: How far back does a chain of title search have to go to be considered valid?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 27, 2017

That will depend on the specific property. Usually from the time the property came into existence until the present. This is really not something to be concerned about, since the Title company know exactly what needs to be done. This is one of many reasons to retain an attorney to handle all real estate matters.
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Q: I have a very fraudulent loan and despite this the attorney I hired obtained a loan mod. which they will dual track

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 20, 2017

I know attorneys in southern, central and northern Jersey that all specialize in issues surrounding foreclosure defense and loan modification. What part of NJ do you need an attorney?
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Q: my moms death certificate is still wrong due to my step father putting "married" and "living partners" . Nothing is done

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 12, 2017

Your math does not add up. You really need to clarify everything and rewrite this question.
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Q: while divorcing from bed & board to be defrauded by quit deed conveyance while ousted marital home sold violates MSA ?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Broker Fraud for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

No attorney here is going to second guess your current attorney. You need to trust your attorney and direct all your questions to the attorney. If you cannot work out your differences, after making a serious effort to do so, you do have the right to change attorneys. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney. You need the best attorney you can afford, do not let geographic considerations be a...
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Q: Insurance is refusing to cover leak to my service line because it traverses neighboring property. Will an easement help?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 29, 2016

I do not think an easement will help. However, you can sue the insurance company to force them to make repairs. However, you would at all times be liable for your own attorney fees and costs. Whether or not a Court will Order the insurnace company to pay your legal fees is unknown. Good luck.
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Q: How do we get the landlord to fix lead pipes or move us out?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 27, 2016

Best bet is contact an attorney who is a member of NJ Assn for Justice who handles lead exposure cases--they give free consultations.
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Q: Is my landlord allowed to replace a hard wired oven himself. I'm just curious. This makes me uneasy.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2016

Call code enforcement or the power company and have them check it. Good luck.
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Q: Hi! l live in NJ & I have owned my house for the past 18 years..alone.I got married 2 years ago & now will be selling.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 6, 2016

There is a reason that only attorneys, not real estate agents are licensed to practice law.
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Q: I need a loophole in NJ condo law for the "developer".

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 3, 2016

You will need to have an in person review with an experienced attorney. There is no way to answer this on line.
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Q: Condo (NJ) sold in sheriff's sale 2 months ago, who is responsible for HOA fees until new deed is recorded?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 17, 2016

Once a sheriff sale occurs your ownership is terminated. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced Bankruptcy attorney. Your credit is already ruined and a Bamkruptcy will eliminate any potential problems. Good luck.
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Q: Home buyer in NJ. Sellers are dragging their feet and wont close. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 17, 2016

Since you have an attorney, all your questions should be directed to that attorney. If you decide to retain new counsel, then you should ask new counsel your questions. No one here is going to second guess your attorney, who knows your situation better than anyone else. Good luck.
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Q: Siblings AB&C own NJ property. A&B purchase C's share under quitclaim; A dies intestate. Does C have a claim to property

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 9, 2016

The best thing to do is have an in person review of all documents. There are also more facts that could effect the answer to your questions and may effect what legal work must be done to resolve this situation. Good luck.
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Q: Our home in NJ we are under water in our mortgage & the house needs major repairs that we cant afford can we walk away

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 7, 2016

You have options, however that can only be done through an in person consultation. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney. Good luck.
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Q: I'm trying see how exactly to go about adding a name on to a dead I'm not sure if I would need an attorney for this

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 6, 2016

You never need to hire a lawyer even for a murder charge, but is generally the smart and wise thing to do. In this case you're talking about a property which is worth thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, isn't it smart to spend about a thousand or so to make sure it's done right?
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Q: Is it legal for a realtor to withhold an offer?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 4, 2016

No, a Real Estate agent must present all offers to the seller.
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Q: Does the seller have to leave her kitchen stove for the buyer?can the seller take her stove and leave a replacement?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 4, 2016

A replacement would have to be of equal or great quality. If you are in foreclosure or facing foreclosure, than you need to retain experienced mortgage foreclosure defense counsel. Good luck.
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